• Lyra Brown

  • About

    Born and raised in Edmonton, Lyra began studying piano and theory at the age of 5. Lyra's musical ear and innate penchant for words rapidly blossomed as she began writing songs in her early teens.

    She went on to win first place in the 2009 Calgary Folk Fest Songwriting Competition. Her horizons broadened and she opened at the Phoenix Theatre in Toronto for Emily Haines. Lyra has also played many notable events including Calgary Folk Music Festival (2009), Canmore Folk Music Festival (2010), Nextfest (2010, 2013) and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival (2010), to name a few. During this time, Lyra was showcased on The Alberta Arts Days CBC television special. In 2016, Lyra received four Edmonton Music Award nominations, including: Female Artist of the Year, Pop Recording of the Year, Adult Alternative Recording of the Year and the People's Choice Award.
     
    Lyra's passion for continuous songwriting resulted in receiving the 10K20 grant from Rawlco Radio. She immediately went to work at Red Panda Recorders with producers Brad Smith and Jay Sparrow.

    In January 2015, her debut album The Language of Eyes was released. This labour of love gained respected media attention and she was interviewed by the Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Examiner, Vue Magazine and Opalus Magazine. As her airplay increased, she was a featured artist on CBC Radio One: The Key of A radio show. On the heels of performing to a sold out audience for her CD release at The Artery, tracks from her CD leapt on to the radio charts at CJSR and CKUA radio. 
     
    Lyra's eclectic influences lend to her distinct sound, placing her in a genre beyond convention. Her songbird voice and insightful material captivate the ear and mind alike. Her blend of classical/indie/folk/rock yields a sonorous style, igniting the imagination of the listener. She looks forward to further developing as an artist: writing, performing and recording her next album.

    • January 2015, The Language of Eyes placed #2 on the CJSR Radio charts and #8 on the CKUA Radio charts.

    • Featured artist on CBC Radio One: The Key of A.

    • Performed with Emily Haines at the Phoenix Theatre in Toronto.

    • Interviewed for The Edmonton Journal, Vue Magazine and Opalus Magazine.

    • Showcased on The Alberta Art Days CBC Television Special.

    • Winner of the 2009 Calgary Folk Fest Songwriting Competition.

    • Performed at Nextfest (2010, 2013), Edmonton Folk Music Festival (2010), Calgary Folk Music Festival (2009) and the Canmore Folk Music Festival (2010).

    • The Language of Eyes placed #7 on CJSR’s 300 Most Played Albums of 2015.

    • Received four Edmonton Music Award nominations (2016), including: Female Artist of the Year, Pop Recording of the Year, Adult Alternative Recording of the Year and the People’s Choice Award.

    Lyra's eclectic influences lend to her distinct sound, placing her in a genre beyond convention. Her songbird voice and insightful material captivate the ear and mind alike. Her blend of classical/indie/folk/rock yields a sonorous style, igniting the imagination of the listener. She looks forward to further developing as an artist: writing, performing and recording her next album.

     

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